39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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39 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  27​h
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h
2
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
5
Wurzburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Bamberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  45​min
7
Nuremberg, Germany
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
8
Regensburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
9
Passau, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
10
Linz, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Durnstein, Austria
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
13
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
14
Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
15
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
16
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
On the 21st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Place de la Concorde, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then stroll through Île de la Cité, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Paris online trip itinerary maker .

Sydney, Australia to Paris is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Paris is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 23rd (Tue), admire the striking features of Stadhuis, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, make a trip to The Markt, make a trip to Oude Griffie, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally appreciate the history behind Jan Breydel and Pieter de Coninck Monument.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bruges trip planner.

You can drive from Paris to Bruges in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for slightly colder days in Bruges, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:
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Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
The Markt ©
The Markt
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

4
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, breweries & distilleries, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam tour planner .

Traveling by car from Bruges to Amsterdam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cologne.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 28:
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
nights
Cologne, Germany

Cologne ©
Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Explore Cologne's surroundings by going to Deutsches Eck (German Corner) (in Koblenz) and Eltz Castle (in Wierschem). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Heinzelmaennchenbrunnen, explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Cologne driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Cologne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Cologne are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a train to Wurzburg.

Things to do in Cologne

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Eltz Castle, Deutsches Eck (German Corner), Phantasialand
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Phantasialand ©
Phantasialand
Cologne Cathedral ©
Cologne Cathedral
Museum Ludwig ©
Museum Ludwig

2
nights
Wurzburg, Germany

Wurzburg ©
Founded in the 10th century, Wurzburg served as the home of powerful prince-bishops for many centuries.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): walk around Burggarten, then admire the striking features of Stadt Rothenburg ob der Tauber, then snap pictures at Alte Mainbruecke, and finally explore the historical opulence of Würzburg Residence. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Fortress Marienberg, steep yourself in history at Town Walls, look for gifts at Ekuko's Wine & Gift Shop, then contemplate the long history of Altstadt, then see the interesting displays at Medieval Crime Museum (Mittelalterliches Kriminalmuseum), and finally don't miss a visit to Das Plonlein.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Wurzburg driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Cologne to Wurzburg takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in Wurzburg can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bamberg.

Things to do in Wurzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rothenburg
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 2:
Highlights from your plan
Würzburg Residence ©
Würzburg Residence
Fortress Marienberg ©
Fortress Marienberg
Altstadt ©
Altstadt

2
nights
Bamberg, Germany

Bamberg ©
First mentioned in historical records from the year 902, Bamberg retains today the medieval, old-world charm that has defined its past development.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche St. Maria und St. Theodor, examine the collection at Alte Hofhaltung, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bamberg Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Bamberg Altstadt, and finally steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Altenburg, take in nature's colorful creations at Rosengarten, then steep yourself in history at Neue Residenz Bamberg, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Bamberg trip planner.

You can drive from Wurzburg to Bamberg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Bamberg can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Bamberg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Bamberg Cathedral ©
Bamberg Cathedral
Bamberg Altstadt ©
Bamberg Altstadt
Altes Rathaus ©
Altes Rathaus

2
nights
Nuremberg, Germany

Nuremberg ©
Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), examine the collection at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, then explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Lorenz Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tiergarten Nuernberg, then steep yourself in history at Nuremberg Palace of Justice, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sebaldus Church, and finally appreciate the history behind Gockelreiterbrunnen.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Nuremberg visit site .

Take a train from Bamberg to Nuremberg in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Regensburg.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Highlights from your plan
Kaiserburg Nurnberg ©
Kaiserburg Nurnberg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum ©
Germanisches Nationalmuseum
St. Lorenz Church ©
St. Lorenz Church

2
nights
Regensburg, Germany

Regensburg ©
One of Germany’s oldest towns and home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Regensburg today offers a medieval charm not found in many of the country’s cities today.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Walhalla, take in the views from Brueckturm Museum, take in the views from Old Stone Bridge, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirche Sankt Kassians. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilika St. Emmeram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St Peter's, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of the Nativity of Our Lady Regensburg, examine the collection at Golf Museum, then steep yourself in history at Altes Rathaus, and finally don't miss a visit to Haidplatz.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Regensburg trip planner .

You can take a bus from Nuremberg to Regensburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Regensburg are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a train to Passau.

Things to do in Regensburg

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Walhalla
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Old Town ©
Old Town
Walhalla ©
Walhalla
Cathedral of St Peter's ©
Cathedral of St Peter's

2
nights
Passau, Germany

Passau ©
Situated at the confluence of three rivers, including the Danube, Passau is steeped in religious history but has adopted a modern commercial outlook.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul Church, then contemplate the long history of Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall), then explore the landscape on two wheels at Donau Cycle Path, and finally make a trip to Artists' Alley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Dreifluesseeck, don't miss a visit to Veste Oberhaus, then see the interesting displays at Glasmuseum Passau, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephan's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Passau online itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Regensburg to Passau in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Linz.

Things to do in Passau

Historic Sites Museums Trails
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Dom St. Stephan ©
Dom St. Stephan
Veste Oberhaus ©
Veste Oberhaus
St. Paul Church ©
St. Paul Church

1
night
Linz, Austria

Linz
Located on the Danube with a rolling green backdrop, Linz is a city equally rich in nature and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Pöstlingbergbahn and then examine the collection at Ars Electronica Center.

Find out how to plan Linz trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Passau to Linz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Durnstein.

Things to do in Linz

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Ars Electronica Center
Ars Electronica Center
Pöstlingbergbahn ©
Pöstlingbergbahn

1
night
Durnstein, Austria

Durnstein
Dürnstein is a small town on the Danube river in the Krems-Land district, in the Austrian state of Lower Austria. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): do a tasting at Domane Wachau and then step into the grandiose world of Burgruine Duernstein.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Durnstein trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Linz to Durnstein in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Durnstein sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Durnstein

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Benediktinerstift Göttweig, Melk Abbey, Wehrkirche Mariae Himmelfahrt
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Burgruine Duernstein
Burgruine Duernstein
Melk Abbey ©
Melk Abbey
Stift Durnstein ©
Stift Durnstein

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and don't miss a visit to Stephansplatz.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Durnstein to Vienna in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Durnstein in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Vienna. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

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nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of St. Virgil and then admire the natural beauty at Schonbrunner Gardens. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Prater and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna trip planner .

Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Parks Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien ©
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
Prater ©
Prater
Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial ©
Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial

2
nights
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava ©
Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, and then get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, pause for some photo ops at Cumil, take in panoramic vistas at UFO Observation Deck, contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana, then make a trip to Slavin War Memorial, and finally step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bratislava online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Devin Castle ©
Devin Castle
Bratislava Castle ©
Bratislava Castle
Michalska Brana ©
Michalska Brana

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Budapest trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Bratislava to Budapest by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Prague travel route planner .

Getting from Budapest to Prague by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Budapest in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Prague, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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